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Lampedusa in the Sicilian province of Agrigento

Lampedusa in the Sicilian province of Agrigento

[caption id="attachment_153567" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © flickr.com - fab./cc-by-2.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Lampedusa is the largest island of the Italian Pelagie Islands in the Mediterranean Sea. The comune of Lampedusa e Linosa is part of the Sicilian province of Agrigento which also includes the smaller islands of Linosa and Lampione. It is the southernmost part of Italy. Tunisia, which is about 113 kilometres (70 miles) away, is the closest landfall to the islands. Sicily is farther at 176 kilometres (109 miles...

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Theme Week Carinthia - Sankt Veit an der Glan

Theme Week Carinthia - Sankt Veit an der Glan

[caption id="attachment_153250" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Market Square © Binter[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Sankt Veit an der Glan is a town and the administrative centre of the Sankt Veit an der Glan District, with a population of about 12,500. It was the historic Carinthian capital until 1518. The town is situated in the valley of the Glan River within the Gurktal Alps. Here the Glan reaches the Central Carinthian Zollfeld plain and flows southwards to Maria Saal and the state capital Klagenfurt.[gallery size="m...

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Strawberry Hill House

Strawberry Hill House

[caption id="attachment_168649" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © panoramio.com - Maxwell Hamilton/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Strawberry Hill House—often called simply Strawberry Hill—is the Gothic Revival villa that was built in Twickenham, London by Horace Walpole (1717–1797) from 1749 onward. It is the type example of the "Strawberry Hill Gothic" style of architecture, and it prefigured the nineteenth-century Gothic revival. Walpole rebuilt the existing house in stages starting in 1749, 1760, 1772 and 1776...

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Theme Week Myanmar

Theme Week Myanmar

[caption id="attachment_196265" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Pathein © panoramio.com - oikk/cc-by-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Myanmar, officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and also known as Burma, is a country in Southeast Asia. Myanmar is bordered by India and Bangladesh to its west, Thailand and Laos to its east and China to its north and northeast. To its south, about one third of Myanmar's total perimeter of 5,876 km (3,651 mi) forms an uninterrupted coastline of 1,930 km (1,200 mi) along the Bay of Bengal ...

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Theme Week Panama

Theme Week Panama

[caption id="attachment_168486" align="aligncenter" width="590"] Panama City © Mario Roberto Duran Ortiz/cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]Panama, officially called the Republic of Panama, is a country in Central America. It is bordered by Costa Rica to the west, Colombia in South America to the southeast, the Caribbean Sea to the north and the Pacific Ocean to the south. The capital and largest city is Panama City, whose metropolitan area is home to nearly half of the country's 4 million people. Panama was inhabited by se...

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Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge in China

Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge in China

[caption id="attachment_196048" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Kellykaneshiro/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge (HZMB) is a 55-kilometre (34 mi) bridge–tunnel system consisting of a series of three cable-stayed bridges, an undersea tunnel, and four artificial islands. It is both the longest sea crossing and the longest fixed link on earth. The HZMB spans the Lingding and Jiuzhou channels, connecting Hong Kong, Macau, and Zhuhai—three major cities on the Pearl River Delta. The H...

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The Nobel Peace Prize for 2012

The Nobel Peace Prize for 2012

[caption id="attachment_6597" align="alignleft" width="266"] Photo: Thomas Widerberg © The Nobel Foundation 2007. Nobel Prize® and the Nobel Prize® media design mark are the registered trademarks of the Nobel Foundation.©[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2012 is to be awarded to the European Union (EU). The union and its forerunners have for over six decades contributed to the advancement of peace and reconciliation, democracy and human rights in Europe. ...

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Miami-Dade County Courthouse

Miami-Dade County Courthouse

[caption id="attachment_191684" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © Daniel Di Palma/cc-by-sa-4.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Miami-Dade County Courthouse is a historic courthouse located at 73 West Flagler Street in Miami, Florida. Constructed over four years (1925–28), it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places on January 4, 1989. The building is 361 feet tall with 28 floors. When it was built, it was the tallest building in Miami and in Florida. It is still in use as the main civil courthouse of Miami-Da...

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The sail training ship USCGC Eagle

The sail training ship USCGC Eagle

[caption id="attachment_151661" align="aligncenter" width="590"] © USCG - Brown, Telfair H. PA1[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The USCGC Eagle is a 295-foot (90 m) barque used as a training cutter for future officers of the United States Coast Guard. She is the only active commissioned sailing vessel in American military service. She is the seventh U.S. Navy or Coast Guard ship to bear the name in a line dating back to 1792. Each summer, Eagle conducts cruises with cadets from her homeport at the United States Coast Guard Academy in...

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The Seabourn Odyssey

The Seabourn Odyssey

[caption id="attachment_191723" align="aligncenter" width="590"] in Split © Ivan T./cc-by-sa-3.0[/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Seabourn Odyssey is a cruise ship for Seabourn Cruise Line. The ship's keel was laid in early July 2007, and when it was commissioned in 2009, it was the first new ship for Seabourn in over a decade. The ship includes 11 decks with two swimming pools, six outdoor whirlpools, water sports from the marina and a private diamond showroom. About 90% of the ship's suites have private verandas. Some of...

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